Chadwick Boseman: Black Panther director Ryan Coogler pays emotional tribute

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By BBC News 

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has written a long and loving tribute to the film's star Chadwick Boseman, who has died aged 43.

"Chad was an anomaly. He was calm. Assured. Constantly studying," wrote the director on Sunday morning.

"The ancestors spoke through him," he added. "What an incredible mark he's left for us."

Boseman died on Thursday at home in Los Angeles with his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, and family by his side.

He had been diagnosed with bowel cancer four years ago, undergoing treatment while filming hit movies like Avengers: Endgame, 21 Bridges and Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods.

However, he never discussed his diagnosis in public, and Coogler said "he shielded his collaborators from his suffering."

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